HEC-RAS 5.0 Training in Auckland

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Thanks to those who attended our 2017 courses in New Zealand. We are scheduling additional courses for 2018 beginning with a comprehensive course in April 2018 covering HMS, 1D/2D HEC-RAS and an introduction to geomorphology and sediment transport.

Register your interest for future courses here.

The course will be similar to our November 2017 course described below, with the addition of the sediment transport module on the Friday.

Click below for our previous course flyer:

This course covers hydrology and hydraulics using freely downloadable HEC software. The course consists of 4 modules across 4 days:

  • Day 1 Monday 6 Nov: HEC-HMS Rainfall-Runoff
  • Day 2 Tuesday 7 Nov: HEC-RAS 1D Hydraulics
  • Day 3 Wednesday 8 Nov: HEC-RAS 2D Model Setup
  • Day 4 Thursday 9 Nov: HEC-RAS 2D Model Results


Please refer to the table below for pricing options.

See pricing & enrolment details for additional terms and conditions. Registration discounts are available for members of selected professional organisations, including ANCOLD, NZSOLD, EA, and IPENZ. Please enquire for coupon codes to apply at checkout.


DAY 1: Monday 6 November 

The following topics will be covered:

  • Review of TP108
  • Overview of Precipitation-Runoff Processes
  • Basin Precipitation
  • Rainfall Loss Rates Computation
  • Channel Routing
  • Multiple catchment and stream modelling
  • Basin Model Manager
  • Meteorologic Model Manager
  • Control specifications and time-series data
  • Conducting simulation runs
  • Data interpretation and calibration
  • Exporting results for use in HEC-RAS

DAY 2: Tuesday 7 November 

The following topics will be covered:

  • File management with HEC-RAS
  • Setting up a network
  • Entering reach data
  • Entering cross sectional data
  • Junctions
  • Bridges and culverts
  • Steady and unsteady flow
  • Executing plan files
  • Floodplain analysis
  • Interpreting and checking 1D results

DAY 3: Wednesday 8 November 

8:30 am – 9:00 am Introductions
9:00 am – 9:15 am Animation demonstration
9:15 am – 9:45 am Lecture: 1D vs 2D Theory
9:45 am – 10:15 am Lecture: RAS Mapper and GIS interfacing
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning Tea
10:30 am – 11:30 am Workshop: Importing terrain files
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lecture: Computational mesh generation
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Workshop: Creating 2D areas
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Lecture: Hydrologic boundary conditions
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Lecture: Time step selection
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon tea
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop: Entering unsteady flow data
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Lecture: Computational options

DAY 4: Thursday 9 November

8:30 am – 9:00 am Lecture: Adding internal structures
9:00 am – 10:00 am Workshop: Running a model with structures
10:00 am – 10:30 am Lecture: Breaching dams and lateral weirs
10:30am – 10:45 am Morning tea
10:45 am – 11:45 am Workshop: Running a dam breach model
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Lecture: Viewing and exporting in RAS Mapper
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lecture: Troubleshooting steps
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop: Troubleshooting models
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Lecture: Model Calibration
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Afternoon tea
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Lecture: Benchmarking HEC-RAS vs. other models
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Workshop: Building your own model from scratch

Certification of continuing professional development hours will be provided to all course attendees.



Day 1 and Day 2 cover rainfall-runoff and 1D hydraulics and will be facilitated by Steve Joynes of Golovin. Click here for more details and to register for Day 1 and Day 2. Day 1 and Day are limited to the first 8 attendees, so please register early to guarantee your place!

Day 3 and Day 4 cover 2D hydraulic modelling and will be facilitated by Krey Price of Surface Water Solutions. Click here to register for the 2D course on Day 3 and Day 4.

If you would like to attend any combination of Days 1 and 2 with Days 2 and 4, please send us an e-mail or fill out the form below to request a combined invoice.

Hope to see you there!


Crowne Plaza Hotel Auckland
128 Albert Street
Auckland 1010


Coramandel NZ photo by Krey Price

Previous Auckland Courses

Following the success of our inaugural HEC-RAS 5.0 course in Australia, we were pleased to have The RAS Solution and Breaking the HEC-RAS Code author Chris Goodell return to the southern hemisphere to teach a sold-out dam breach analysis course in Auckland in 2016. We held additional 2D flood modelling courses in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Manukau, Parnell, Devonport, and Raglan in 2017, and we plan to hold an additional courses in 2018 subject to interest levels.

In light of the last year’s Kaikoura Earthquake, we have added an exciting case study in which you have one hour, working as a team from scratch, to use HEC-RAS to decide whether or not to send the order to evacuate downstream population centres after an earthquake-induced landslide dam blocks an upstream valley.




Coramandel NZ photo by Krey Price

Training Services

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2017 courses. Register your interest for open or in-house course in your area in 2018! Get started with our Introductory Workshop document. Who attends our courses?  What are they saying?

Consulting Services

Need help setting up, reviewing, or troubleshooting models? We also offer drainage designs, surface water management plans, QA/QC, and more. See our consulting services or book in customised, in-house training.

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